TimeSplitters 2 Hits The Web
Did someone say "free demo sent to your door?" Oh, I think we did.
Published: July 3, 2002
There were few things as impressive during the launch of the PS2 as TimeSplitters. Seeing a console FPS run at a buttah smoove 60fps not only in single player, but in multiplayer too -- something that was unheard of at the time in console first-person shooters - was a sight to behold. Still, it wasn't the most complex game graphically. Sure, it looked plenty swanky and a definite sense of style, and good dear sweet Lord was it fast, but it wasn't especially complex, polygonally. That's going to change for the sequel... big time.
TimeSplitters 2 not only preserves that same blistering pace in both multi- and single-player games, but it does it while heaping on tons more polys. The result is a game that's leaps and bounds above its predecessor, and while it doesn't pace the same wow factor as, say, Unreal Tournament on the Xbox, it's got a style and grace that screams Free Radical.
Of course, there are still some of your out there that are skeptical. It's understandable, after all; the ravings of a game geek should be taken with a grain of salt. That's why Eidos has wisely chosen to let you see the goodness for yourself. They've launched the official web site for TimeSplitters 2, and it's chock full of so much TS2 goodness that you'll be occupied for... well, minutes really (hey, they can't reveal EVERYTHING right away). Still, you'll find story info, basic gameplay features, some shots of the game in action from a couple of the levels along the timeline and even some wallpaper goodies.
This is all just filler for the real, treat though, and no matter how many screens you stare at longingly, you'll never really know how good the game is until you get your grubby little mitts on it. Eidos understands this, and that's why if you HURRY, you can shoot on over and register for a free demo of the game sent straight to your doorstep (or mailbox if that's how you get your mail). So what are you waiting for? Head over and snag a demo while the snagging's good.